Sale!
severn 16

Louisiana Red – A Different Shade Of Red

13,50 7,50

SKU: Severn 16 Categories: , Tag:

Description

Track Listing:
1. Take Your Time - 4:45   2. Lou Jean - 3:35   3. Alabama Train - 4:26   4. I Had a Dream - 2:57   5. Blue Evening - 4:34   6. Blues 2001 - 5:10   7. Laundromat Blues - 3:54   8. Lightning Bug - 3:58   9. Where's My Friends? - 3:26   10. Phillipa - 3:44   11. Sleep Little Robert - 3:04

Personnel:
Lousiana Red (vocals, guitar) , Levon Helm (drums, harp) , Garth Hudson (organ on 2,9, sax on 5) , Jimmy Vivino (guitar, mandolin, organ on 3-5,11) , Brian Bisesi (guitar) , Steve Gomes (bass), Ola Dixon (drums on 11) , David Maxwell (piano, organ) , Benjie Porecki (organ on 1,6) , David Raynor (sax on 1,11)

Reviews:

1. AllMusic - Bob Gottlieb
This raw, extremely eclectic, and quirky disc works on many levels, and the natural energy of Louisiana Red comes through with the high emotion this performer brings to each session. His highly unpredictable guitar playing never fails the song, and in fact adds additional layers by being outside the anticipated (listen to "Where's My Friends?"). His singing is strong and does not always follow what you are expecting. A cut that contains some beautiful vocal work is "Sleep Little Robert." This disc was recorded in Woodstock, NY, at the studio of Levon Helm (the Band). Red is backed by a strong contingent of the musicians who inhabit this celebrated town, including Helm, handling the drums with his usual funk and drive. There is some stellar work by Garth Hudson on organ and sax, David Maxwell on piano and organ, and guitarists Jimmy Vivino and Brian Bisesi on the majority of the cuts. There are also a couple of cuts where Red gets to show off his acoustic chops; of particular note is "Laundromat Blues," where his work on the acoustic slide guitar just makes one step back and listen. Most of the disc is in the electric mode, however, and he takes off time and time again with scorching electric slide guitar work punctuating his tough vocal delivery. He was born Iverson Minter in 1932, and that is why you will see that name accompanying all the songs that he wrote on the disc (everything except "Laundromat Blues"). This is a disc filled with great surprises and deserves a good hard listen, as there is some outstanding work here.

You may also like…

Louisiana Red

The Blues For Ida B Session Chicago 1982

DVD

The very first release for this professionally shot video recording of Louisiana Red’s famous album cut at Soto Sound in…

Read more Add to cart13,50
Sale!

Jimmy Vivino & The Black Italians

13 Live

Jimmy Vivino, Music Director and leader of the house band for Conan O’Brien’s TV show on TBS, got the band…

Read more Add to cart13,50 12,10

Louisiana Red

Driftin’

Many musicians play the blues. Louisiana Red lives it. As one reviewer put it, “Red’s blues are about as down…

Read more Add to cart13,50

Louisiana Red

The Sky Is Crying

A new album has been released, which will also be a great surprise for all country blues fans: Louisiana Red…

Read more Add to cart13,30
Sale!

Louisiana Red

Blues For Ida B

Track Listing: 1. Blues for Ida B – 7:57   2. Grease Me – 3:50   3. I Wonder Why…

Read more Add to cart13,50 9,68

Louisiana Red

Millennium Blues

This CD follows Louisiana Red’s triumphant 1998 return to America on the festival circuit, and his first new US recording…

Read more Add to cart13,50

Louisiana Red

Sittin’ Here Wonderin’

This CD’s brooding, dark sounds harken back to the mid-1950s when Red as a teenager was hanging out in the…

Read more Add to cart13,50